Deana N. Thorps, CPA – Manager, Audit Quality Initiatives, AICPA, Durham, NC Deana N. Thorps is a manager on the Public Accounting team at the AICPA. She manages the Enhancing Audit Quality Initiative project. She is a licensed CPA in the state of North Carolina. Prior to working at the AICPA, Deana served in various auditing roles in the public and private sectors. Most recently, she has led audit quality efforts with the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General.